I used to go to a friends house on sundays to watch football, and every time I would make a different chip dip in the crock pot. Eventually this one was requested every week! It's pretty spicy. If you want it a little more mild, I suggest using less of the spicy ingredients (regular sausage, regular rotel, minimal peppers) rather than excluding them entirely. All ingredients combine to MAKE the cheese dip :) I use the maximum amount of each ingredient I have listed.